Our Team

 

KEEN San Francisco is a volunteer-run, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization led by an executive director and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, volunteers, business people and community leaders. The board directs KEEN’s operations, charts its direction, spearheads fundraising events, and ensures that KEEN stays focused on its core mission. KEEN San Francisco is an LLC, and, together with its sister affiliates, falls under the umbrella of KEEN USA.

 

STAFF

Melissa Rushefski
Executive Director

Melissa Rushefski is a wellness educator who specializes in working with young people with disabilities and their families. She believes that lasting health and well-being arise from a spirit of self-worth and belonging. Throughout her career, Melissa has supported many courageous individuals to develop meaningful relationships with themselves...

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eileen Quan
President
Director of Analytics, Trilogy Education Services

Eileen joined the San Francisco Board of Directors in July 2017. She regularly coaches the KEEN SF Sports and Yoga session and enjoys spending time interacting with and making sure our athletes are having fun. She currently serves as President of the Executive Board.

Eileen holds a BS in Electronic Journalism from University of Oregon....

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Joey Soriano
Secretary
Head of Lifecycle Marketing, Opendoor
Jason Kiss
Treasurer
Director of Wealth Management, Aspiriant

While pursuing an MBA, Jay discovered and maintained an interest in investing. When he moved to the United States from Canada, he began working with individuals and families to enhance their financial wellness. For him, a fulfilling day at work is spent helping clients define goals for their wealth and guiding them through the ever-changing and...

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David Bausman
Principal and Senior Client Advisor, Bessemer Trust

Mr. Bausman is Senior Client Advisor at Bessemer Trust. In this role, he leads a team responsible for providing clients with proactive, highly personalized advice across Investment Management, Wealth Planning, and Family Office Services.

Prior to rejoining Bessemer, David was Vice President at Brownson, Rehmus and Foxworth, responsible...

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Marcus Griswold
Climate Resilience Specialist, County of San Mateo

Marcus Griswold lives in San Francisco with two wonderful boys who go to school at Alice Fong Yu. He became involved with KEEN when he realized how much his son with special needs enjoyed the welcoming and open community provided by KEEN activities such as swimming and dancing. He believes that KEEN plays a critical and needed role in the San...

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Anne Huffsmith
Director of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs, Naked Wines

Anne joined the Board in May 2018, after attending several KEEN SF volunteer and fundraising events.  She’s honored to be a part of an organization that contributes so much to the community and looks forward to helping the organization grow.

Anne grew up in Napa and attended U.C. Berkeley as an undergraduate, where she earned a degree in...

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Jay Kloepfer
Executive Vice President and Director, Callan Associates, Inc.

Jay joined the Board in 2009. He is an Executive Vice President and Director for Callan Associates, Inc., an investment consulting firm serving the pension, endowment and foundation market. Jay oversees Callan’s Capital Markets, Hedge Fund and Private Markets research groups. Jay joined Callan in 1998, sits on the management committee and is a...

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Bonnie Lau
Partner, Dentons

Bonnie Lau is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Competition and Antitrust, and Intellectual Property and Technology practices. She is an experienced class action litigator focusing on unfair competition, competition and antitrust, RICO, intellectual property, insurance, patent, and complex commercial disputes. Bonnie has...

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Stacy Menz
Pediatric Physical Therapist and Owner, Starfish Therapies

The owner and founder of Starfish Therapies, Stacy has created an interdisciplinary group that not only loves working with children but also excels at it. She has been working as a physical therapist since 2000 and has a varied background with experience in both adults and pediatrics, in both private clinics, hospitals, schools, and the home...

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Carly Winger
Investment Banking Vice President, Eastdil Secured

Carly received her MS in Financial Services at the University of Virginia, where she earned her BA in Foreign Affairs and Economics. In her spare time she is a passionate softball player.

Katie Zigelman
Head of Operations & Client Services, Spectrum Labs, Inc.

Katie has been volunteering with KEEN since 2016, first in NYC and now in San Francisco. She is a regular coach at the KEENquatics program and is now joining the Executive Board.

Katie holds a BA in Journalism and Economics with a minor in American Sign Language from Northeastern University. She started her career working in digital...

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ASSOCIATE BOARD

Cynthia Chen
President
Office Manager, Copa Fina Wine Imports

Cynthia moved to The Bay Area in 2013 after being tired of all the sunny weather Los Angeles had to offer. With a love for water, she was attracted to KEENQuatics and quickly took on the volunteer coordinator role. This is her 4th season with KEEN! Cynthia currently works in the wine business and has held various roles in the retail industry...

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Gabriel James Moynihan
Vice President
Healthcare Investor, Gryphon Investors
Gabe became involved with KEEN through his interest and passion for working directly with children with disabilities.  Having founded a non-profit focused on engaging special needs children with mentors to participate in summer camps, he saw how great of an impact one can have on the kids and how much fun it can be for everyone involved. ...
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Kaitlyn Ethridge
Elementary School Teacher, Richmond School District

Kaitlyn coaches in many KEEN programs. She loves bonding with the kids and getting to know them. She joined the Associate Board to help KEEN accomplish its mission of providing free exercise programs for children with special needs...

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Melissa Guerrero
Account Director, R2C Group
 

Born and raised in New York, Melissa has now made San Francisco her new home. She has over 12 years of Global advertising...

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Eban Mustapha Hamdani
Senior Gas Transmission Engineer, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Eban is a Senior Engineer for PG&E and a native of the bay area. He received both his undergraduate and Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and UC Berkeley. Eban learned about KEEN through a co-worker and immediately became excited to become a part of KEEN!. Sports, community outreach and a positive environment for children...

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Penelope Huynh
Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Lioness

Penelope is driven by helping people and making the world a better place. As a daughter of refugee parents with six siblings, she had humble beginnings growing up in Los Angeles. As the first in her family to go to college,...

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Jim Hesdon

Jim is an east coast transplant having relocated from NYC in 2016 after spending well over a decade in the big apple. Prior to NYC, he spent two years in Chicago, where he began his career in digital/interactive media and marketing. Raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, Jim is an avid fan of all things Philly sports as well as Liverpool Football...

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Christine Kanoff

Christine became involved with KEEN because of her interest in children and health. She has always loved working with children as a camp counselor and soccer coach and was excited to find KEEN NY to help children with disabilities participate in and enjoy sports. As an avid runner and soccer player herself, Christine is motivated by helping...

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Hudson Liao
Senior Director, Mentorbox

Hudson first got involved with KEEN when a friend of his requested to volunteer as a birthday activity. He was hooked to KEENquatics immediately and has been an avid coach since 2010. In fact, he plans every month around this session! Hudson is a San Francisco native, born and raised. He attended UC Davis, double majoring in Economics and...

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Gino Manieri
Special Education Teacher -- SFUSD
 

Gino is a special education teacher in San Francisco. He has a background in adaptive recreation and has worked with people with disabilities across the country. He believes that recreation is an integral part of the human experience...

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Joseph Oberholtzer
Associate at Banneker Partners
Joseph began coaching with KEEN after relocating from Los Angeles to San Francisco, spurred by his prior involvement in philanthropic efforts focused upon helping others to enjoy the many benefits of athletics and exercise. Fueled by a lifelong...
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John Smith
Firefighter, San Francisco City and County

John got involved with KEEN though SF Giving Tree in 2014 and hasn't looked back since. Born and raised here in the Bay Area, he wanted to give back to the community that helped shape him. John graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2009 with a major in Communications and was able to pursue a professional basketball career in Asia and...

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